Barcelona isn't very Spanish Spain's second-largest city has quite the eclectic viewpoint—learn more in our trip coach session. Budget Travel Monday, Jun 18, 2007, 10:29 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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jun 18 2007

Barcelona isn't very Spanish

It's one of the least Spanish cities in Spain--despite being the country's second-largest city. Catalan is spoken in Barcelona more than Spanish, and the local nightlife channels several fugitive cultural styles, rather than Spanish traditions alone.

Curious about this half-medieval, half-modern city set against the Mediterranean? Then consider asking a question of AnneLise Sorensen (shown left). She's the author of Top Ten: Barcelona, and covers Spain for many publications. Submit your question here, and she'll answer it in a live chat tomorrow.

Related: Rick Steves talks about Barcelona. [via]

Earlier: When visiting Barcelona, be sure to take a daytrip to nearby Figueres, home of the Salvador Dali museum and other highlights. Details here.

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